Climate Change Science and Solutions Specialization

Human induced climate change is one of the main drivers of the Anthropocene. The physical science of the earth's climate and its sensitivity to pollution is remarkably complex and an area of intense study. The resulting perturbations to the earth system permeate through and impact ecological and human systems.

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    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 630
    The Physical Science of Climate Change
      Raymond   Raymond
    ENV 840
    Climate Change Policy and Perspectives
    Klee
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Esty
    Tentative
     

    Elective

    Students must complete four elective courses, one of which must be from the “Practicums and Seminars” bin. The remaining three courses may come from any of the four bins.

    Climate Mitigation

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 563
    Yale Forest Forum Series: What Makes a High-Quality Forest Carbon Credit?
    Bradford
    Th 11:30-12:50
             
    ENV 635
    Renewable Energy Project Finance
      Gross   Tentative
    ENV 716
    Renewable Energy
              Tentative
    ENV 800
    Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
      Gillingham   Faculty
    ENV 814
    Energy Systems Analysis
    Rao
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Rao  
    ECON 331
    The Economics of Energy and Climate Change
           
    EPS 274
    Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
           
    EPS 725
    Geoengineering and Carbon Capture
           
    ENAS 673
    Air Quality and Energy
           
    GLBL 730
    Managing the Clean Energy Transition: Contemporary Energy and Climate Change Policy Making
           

    Climate Impacts

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 645
    Urbanization, Global Change and Sustainability
    Seto
    Tu 9:00-11:50
      Seto  
    ENV 734
    Biological Oceanography
      Decker   Decker
    ENV 773
    Air Pollution Control (APC)
    Gentner
    M,W 2:30-3:45
      Gentner
    Tentative
     
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris  
    CDE 547
    Climate Change and Public Health
           
    EPH 571
    Seminar in Climate Change and Health
           
    EPS 140
    Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environmental Change
           

    Climate & Society

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 642
    Environmental Justice/Climate Justice
      Torres   Torres
    ENV 647
    Climate Change, Economic Inequality, and Human Health
    Park
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:20
             
    ENV 761
    Negotiating International Agreements: The Case of Climate Change
    Biniaz
    M 1:30-3:20
             
    ENV 850
    International Organizations and Conferences
    Boyd
    Tu 4:30-6:50
             
    ENV 878
    Climate and Society: Past to Present
    Dove
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ANTH 791
    Paleoclimate and Human Response
           
    ECON 432
    Economics of Social Catastrophes: Climate Change and Pandemics
           
    HIST 459J (Yale College course)
    Climate Change and the Humanities
           

    Practicums and Seminar Classes

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 632
    Intro to Social Entrepreneurship
    Chahine
    M,W Two Sections: M/W 4:10-5:30 or M/W 6:00-7:20
        Tentative
    ENV 959
    Clinic in Climate Justice, Climate Policy, the Law, and Public Health
    Bozzi
    Th 1:00-2:50
    Bozzi Faculty
    Tentative
    Tentative
    ENV 970
    Environmental Protection Clinic Policy and Advocacy (Follows Law School Calendar)
    Kysar
    Tu 12:10-2:00
    Kysar Kysar Kysar
    ENV 979
    Climate Solutions Capstone: Sub-National Actors
      Klee   Klee
    ENV 990
    Climate, Animals, Food, and Environment Law & Policy Lab (“CAFE Lab”)
    Kysar
    M 4:10-6:00
    Kysar        
    Climate Change Illustration

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